15. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
> Fellow leads: Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Cher
> Director: Ol Parker
> Domestic box office: $120.63 million
In this sequel to the 2008 musical “Mamma Mia,” Streep reprises her role as Donna Sheridan, who has died since the first move, as her daughter prepares to reopen her hotel on a Greek island.
14. Suffragette (2015)
> Fellow leads: Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter
> Director: Sarah Gavron
> Domestic box office: $4.70 million
In this historical drama, Streep portrays women’s rights activist Emmeline Pankhurst in this fictional story about efforts of British women to secure the right to vote.
13. Marvin’s Room (1996)
> Fellow leads: Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro
> Director: Jerry Zaks
> Domestic box office: $12.80 million
In this family drama, Streep plays Lee, a woman who severed ties 20 years earlier with her father, a stroke victim, and her sister, his caretaker. She is drawn back in when her sister finds out she has leukemia. Streep was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in this role.
12. Julie & Julia (2009)
> Fellow leads: Amy Adams, Chris Messina, Stanley Tucci
> Director: Nora Ephron
> Domestic box office: $94.13 million
In a performance that won her a Golden Globe Award, Streep portrays chef Julia Child in the early part of her career. The comedy-drama contrasts Child with a New York blogger who sets out to cook every recipe in the chef’s cookbook.
11. Out of Africa (1985)
> Fellow leads: Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen
> Director: Sydney Pollack
> Domestic box office: $79.10 million
In this romantic drama set in 20th-century colonial Kenya, Streep plays Karen Blixen, a Danish woman who owns a plantation in Africa. She encounters romance and the challenges of being a landowner. Streep received Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for this role.